When use it if not now? In 2013? I think it would be perfect to use it for some of these high level ITF's.
Every day she postpones the return will make it harder.
And knowing Jelena, the probability of her playing Q at an ITF is very very small.
Next year after she loses 160pts in January and her ranking won't let her into 10k MD, unless she wins some points before that.. Her firts matches back should be about getting match practice back, especially because she always loses her first 2-3 matches after longer breaks..
I bet she weighs over 200 pounds by now, swimming in thigh cellulite, sitting on her couch depressed and shoving her pie hole full of chocolates and chips.
I think she would play a Q of a 50k, knowing that she needs to get match practice. She needs the confidence from beating some lower level opponents before playing some of the better girls who show up to these fall ITFs.